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Reusable ruthenium-based catalyst could be a game-changer for the biomass industryKnown for their outstanding versatility, primary amines (derivatives of ammonia) are industrially important compounds used in the preparation of a wide range of dyes, detergents and medicines. Although many attempts have been made to improve their synthesis using catalysts containing nickel, palladium and platinum, for example, few have succeeded in reducing the formation of secondary and tertiary
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How a Team of Meteorologists With a Few Trucks Collected Some Unprecedented Data From the Heart of Hurricane Harvey Oklahoma University sent a radar truck to track Hurricane Harvey up close. Image: Addison Alford/Oklahoma University Last week, a team of intrepid storm chasers converged near Corpus Christi, Texas to witness the landfall of Hurricane Harvey, the storm that’s brought over 50 inches of rain to the Texas Gulf Coast and major flooding to the city of Houston . But these researchers collecting data fo
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Scientists Look to Epigenetics to Thwart VirusesSome viral pathogens modify chromatin and other epigenetic machinery, making them appealing drug targets.
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Weather forecasts aren't perfect, but they're getting there Environment A new report says we're getting better at taking the Earth's temperature. Our forecasting prowess, at least when it comes to predicting how hot the coming days will be, has been making impressive strides.
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Video: Researchers use sound to warn internet users of possible security threatsWhile some cybersecurity threats are easy to spot, others can be more challenging. Now, consider identifying those same threats with a visual impairment. It's the vulnerability of that population that inspired a team of Texas Tech researchers to find a better way. With funding from the National Science Foundation, the group has focused its efforts on translating visual security warnings into sound
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Equatorial jet in Venusian atmosphere discovered by AkatsukiObservations by Japan's Venus climate orbiter Akatsuki have revealed an equatorial jet in the lower to middle cloud layer of the planet's atmosphere, a finding that could be pivotal to unraveling a phenomenon called superrotation.
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Electricity production: When enzymes rival platinumMaking a biocell that is as effective as a platinum fuel cell: that's the feat that researchers in the Laboratoire de Bioénergétique et Ingénierie des Protéines have achieved, in collaboration with the Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal and the Institut Universitaire des Systèmes Thermiques Industriels. Their work was published in Energy & Environmental Science on Aug. 17, 2017.
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Updated ESMO Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Scale set to evaluate single-arm studiesAn updated version of the European Society for Medical Oncology Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Scale (ESMO-MCBS) will enable users to evaluate single-arm studies for the first time. The ESMO-MCBS version 1.1 is set to be published online in the Annals of Oncology on Sept. 5, 2017.
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Virus hijacks cell's transportation systemA deadly tick-borne virus uses the host neuron's transportation system to move their RNA, resulting in the local reproduction of the virus and severe neurological symptoms.
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Reusable ruthenium-based catalyst could be a game-changer for the biomass industryResearchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a highly efficient reusable catalyst for the production of primary amines. By cutting the amount of undesired by-products, the catalyst is set to revolutionize the production of bio-based fuels, pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals and more.
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Molecules move faster near sticky surfacesMolecules move faster as they get closer to adhesive surfaces, but this effect is not permanent. Such is the conclusion of a study published in Physical Review Letters, carried out by Simone Napolitano andthe Laboratory of Polymers and Soft Matter Dynamics at the Université libre de Bruxelles.
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Fresh landslides in Swiss Alps force more evacuationsNew landslides have forced more evacuations from a valley in the Swiss Alps where eight hikers were buried in a barrage of boulders and mud a week ago, authorities said Friday.
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Team shines new light on photosynthesisA team of scientists from ASU's School of Molecular Sciences and Pennsylvania State University has taken us a step closer to unlocking the secrets of photosynthesis, and possibly to cleaner fuels.
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The new Great Barrier Reef pollution plan is better, but still not good enoughThe draft water quality improvement plan, released by the federal and Queensland governments this week, aims to reduce the pollution flowing from water catchments to the Great Barrier Reef over the next five years.
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Day of reckoning for marine invadersFor centuries, marine species have moved around either by hitching ride on the hulls of ships or as stowaways in ballast water. In many instances, species have been deliberately introduced for aquaculture or other commercial purposes.
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Don't Get Too Excited About the Latest Rumors Around Superman's Justice League Costume Get a brief new look at Ant-Man’s costume upgrade in Avengers 4 . Mark Hamill discusses Luke’s dark journey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi . Legends of Tomorrow introduces its latest team member. Plus, a new clip from The Shape of Water , and another fabulous retro poster for Stranger Things . Spoilers now! Justice League Remember when Henry Cavill trolled the internet by teasing that Superman could
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Say Goodbye to the Blob. Google's New Emoji Have ArrivedAndroid Oreo brings a whole new set of emoji, which look more like squishy circles than the old gumdrop.
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Ford's 'Self-Driving' Pizza Delivery, BMW's Electric Mini, Uber Meltdowns, and More Car News From This WeekNews from Ford, Bentley, and Uber's increasingly insane boardroom brawl.
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'Mitaka' now delivers more realistic universe in more languagesNow you can witness the final mission of Cassini and enjoy the beauty of Saturn's rings and the moon in your own room. NAOJ has released the latest version (1.4) of the astronomical software Mitaka with many new features. Mitaka version 1.4 can reproduce Cassini's Grand Finale mission. Also, the moon and Saturn's rings are displayed based on more realistic physical models for light scattering. Mor
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Arizona State University team shines new light on photosynthesisA team of scientists from ASU's School of Molecular Sciences and Pennsylvania State University has taken us a step closer to unlocking the secrets of photosynthesis, and possibly to cleaner fuels.Their discovery was recently published online in Science and describes the structure of a reaction center (from a heliobacterium) which preserves the characteristics of the ancestral one, and so provides
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Equatorial jet in Venusian atmosphere discovered by climate orbiter AkatsukiObservations by Japan's Venus climate orbiter Akatsuki have revealed an equatorial jet in the lower to middle cloud layer of the planet's atmosphere, a finding that could be pivotal to unraveling a phenomenon called superrotation.
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Your sunscreen may be polluting the ocean – but algae could offer a natural alternativeAn estimated 6,000-14,000 tons of sunscreen are deposited into coral reef areas of the sea every year. The chemicals we rub onto our skin might help prevent skin cancer but we're only just beginning to understand the environmental impact of sunscreen – and the initial assessments are not looking good. But early stage research suggests that nature might provide a solution to this emerging problem i
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Molecules move faster near sticky surfacesMolecules move faster as they get closer to adhesive surfaces, but this effect is not permanent. Such is the puzzling conclusion of a study published in Physical Review Letters, carried out by Simone Napolitano and his colleagues in the Laboratory of Polymers and Soft Matter Dynamics at the Université libre de Bruxelles.
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Australia's record-breaking winter warmth linked to climate changeOn the first day of spring, it's time to take stock of the winter that was. It may have felt cold, but Australia's winter had the highest average daytime temperatures on record. It was also the driest in 15 years.
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Paper reveals the theory behind ALPHA antihydrogen breakthroughNew research by a team from Aarhus, Swansea, and Purdue Universities has enabled recent experiments to make the first measurement of the 1S – 2S atomic state transition in antihydrogen.
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It's Time to End the War on Women's HealthRepublican efforts to dismantle U.S. health care unfairly target one gender -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Seeing the Unseen: New, Low-Cost Technique Tracks Objects Hidden by FogA new, low-cost technique could reveal objects shrouded in mist or dust -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Rewriting the History of Women in ScienceTurning online harassment into a force for good -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Doctors Must Dig into Gender Difference to Improve Women's Health CareResearchers and doctors must dig deeper into gender differences before they can provide women with better treatments -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A CDC for AfricaBut the body modeled after the U.S. agency needs funding -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Dermatologists Find That Memorable Movie Villains Are Distinguished by Facial Skin ConditionsNot every movie villain has terrible skin, but it helps -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Women and Men Die of Different Causes in Middle AgeWhat do most women and men die of? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Persistent Problem of Gender InequalityThe gender gap remains a global phenomenon -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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High Rises Made of Wood?Tall timber buildings could produce fewer emissions and sequester carbon dioxide -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Great Technology from 1867: Fire Engines and Mechanical ReapersInnovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Readers Respond to the May 2017 IssueLetters to the editor from the May 2017 issue of Scientific American -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How Christiana Figueres Saved the PlanetBy harnessing “female energy,” Christiana Figueres convinced humanity to take on climate change -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Tracking Wildlife, Looking for ETs and Other New Science BooksBook recommendations from the editors of Scientific American -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Lessons from before Abortion Was LegalBefore 1973, abortion in the U.S. was severely restricted. More than 40 years later Roe v. Wade is under attack, and access increasingly depends on a woman's income or zip code -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Brilliance Paradox: What Really Keeps Women and Minorities from Excelling in AcademiaHow a misplaced emphasis on genius subtly discourages women and African-Americans from certain academic fields -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New Wireless Pacemaker Could Prevent Common ComplicationsPowered by microwaves, the device avoids some of the risks traditional systems pose -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How to Close the Gender Gap in the Labor ForceAs more women contribute to the economy, life gets better for everyone. Why are the barriers to opportunity so hard to change? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What Companies are Leading the Way in Wireless Charging Technology? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Unfortunate Fallout of Campus PostmodernismThe roots of the current campus madness -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Why Can't We All Charge Our Phones Wirelessly?Charging your phone wirelessly all day long may not be far off -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Many Pediatric Studies Are a Waste of TimeNew initiatives aim to lessen the obstacles to finding useful treatments for children -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Why Girls Are Coming Back in Some Asian Countries after NeglectTraditions that favor sons in Asia—resulting in millions of dead or neglected girls—have started to change -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Gauging evolutionary adaptation- are our models right?One challenge facing scientists is to estimate how our environment and the complex web of creatures within it, will respond to changes in their environment due to climate change or other human influences.
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Low-frequency sea sounds ring clear at high altitudesA new study shows microphones suspended from helium balloons in the stratosphere can detect low-frequency sounds from ocean waves. The new method shows promise for detecting acoustic signals from natural disasters and nuclear explosions that cannot always be reliably detected by sensors on the ground, according to the study's authors.
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Nature in the workplace makes employees happier and healthierBringing nature into the workplace can help reduce stress and increase creativity and focus, research shows.
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We still don’t really know what CRISPR does to human embryosA gene editing study made headlines last month, claiming the technique is safe for human embryos. But leading researchers don’t agree with the team’s findings
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Læger får sponsoreret kongresrejser for 80 mio. kr. om åretMedicinalindustrien estimerer, at den bruger 80 mio. kr. om året på at sponsorere lægers deltagelse i kongresser.
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Qualcomm covers all the bases with a cellular “vehicle-to-everything” chipset Enlarge (credit: Qualcomm) A few weeks ago, I wondered whether connected cars might end up using LTE modems for Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communications rather than the 5.9GHz Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) protocol. Although the DSRC bandwidth was allocated in 1999 and the 802.11p spec was outlined in 2002, the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin
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The scent of adhesivesIt is a known fact that adhesives may smell unpleasant. However, as Fraunhofer researchers have recently discovered, this doesn't need to be the case. Through extensive research on acrylic adhesives they were able to identify the substances responsible for the offensive odors. So far, very little research has been conducted on the subject, but now manufacturers finally have the opportunity to opti
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Bacterial cell wall changes produce more fatty moleculesBacteria and other microbes can pump out building blocks for biofuels. Unfortunately, getting microbes to produce enough building blocks, lipids, presents a significant challenge. Microbes often fall short of what they could theoretically produce. This study examined high-lipid mutant variants of Rhodobacter sphaeroides. The scientists showed that altering the bacterial cell envelope results in mo
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New quantum memory device small enough to fit on a chip(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from the U.S. and Italy has built a quantum memory device that is approximately 1000 times smaller than similar devices—small enough to install on a chip. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes building the memory device and their plans for adding to its functionality.
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New research unlocks the mystery of leaf sizeWhy is a banana leaf a million times bigger than a common heather leaf? Why are leaves generally much larger in tropical jungles than in temperate forests and deserts? The textbooks say it's a balance between water availability and overheating.
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An algal photoenzyme that uses blue light to convert fatty acids to hydrocarbons(Phys.org)—A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in France has discovered an algal photoenzyme that uses blue light to convert fatty acids to hydrocarbons. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes their work and the possibility of using their findings as a means for providing a new hydrocarbon energy source. Nigel Scrutton with the University of Manc
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The Next Big Windows Update Is Coming to Your Computer October 17th Image: Microsoft Optimize your storage and back up your files because the Windows Fall Update is just around the corner. At the IFA Keynote in Berlin Terry Meyerson, VP of the Windows and Devices group, announced that the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update would begin rolling out to compatible PCs October 17. This update will see the death of the old email program Outlook Express, as well as the dep
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2017 Brain Awareness Week Video Contest Winners The winners of the 2017 Brain Awareness Video Contest have been announced! Every year, the Society of Neuroscience (SfN) hosts the Brain Awareness Video Contest that anyone can enter by working with an SfN member to produce an educational video on the brain. The topics are broad and the execution of the videos diverse and creative. The first place winner, Alison Caldwell, uses her video to answer
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Tantalizing Clues Point to Inflammation's Role in an Array of DiseasesNew evidence suggests an anti-inflammatory medication helps reduce heart attack and lung cancer risks -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Vestvolden skulle holde fjenden stangen, men endte som grøn idylKØBENHAVN 850 ÅR: I en langstrakt savtakket bue lidt vest for København ligger det imponerende militære anlæg Vestvolden. Det blev bygget i slutningen af 1800-tallet med voldgrave, skanser, magasiner og underjordiske gange – trumfet igennem af Estrups Højre-regering.
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A technology for pressureless sinter joining for next-generation power semiconductorsSilver micron-particle sintering joining technology developed by Professor SUGANUMA Katsuaki at The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, is promising for next-generation power semiconductor, GaN. By improving silver paste, he has developed low-temperature pressureless die bonding, which can be used for all types of electrodes, including Cu and Au, as well as silver co
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Parasites inside your body could be protecting you from diseaseIt's fair to say parasites are generally bad for their hosts. Many cause disease and death so, like most species, we humans usually try to avoid infection at all costs. But it turns out that some parasites, although potentially harmful in isolation, can in fact help hosts to cope with more deadly infections.
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Image of the Day: Glowing Bacteria On a ChipUsing new nanochip technology, scientists can measure the light emitted by engineered fluorescing bacteria.
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How to grow custom greens designed by chefs DIY Build a better salad. Most vegetables are bred for hardiness to weather, disease, and pests—but what if taste was the main consideration? To that end, chefs are designing custom lettuce.
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Looted Skeleton Could Be Among the Oldest in the AmericasBy analyzing what's left of an ice age grave site, researchers determined that a human skeleton could be up to 13,000 years old, making it "one of the oldest human skeletons from America."
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Our Favorite Stuff From IFA Berlin 2017, Europe's Biggest Gadget ShowGrab a weissbier and a currywurst and take a look at our favorite gadgets from IFA in Berlin.
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Fast heat flows in warm, dense aluminumThermal conductivity is one of the most crucial physical properties of matter when it comes to understanding heat transport, hydrodynamic evolution and energy balance in systems ranging from astrophysical objects to fusion plasmas.
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Khizr Khan on the Constitution “Liberty requires vigilance and sacrifice so we remain standing in defense of our Constitution and its values,” says Khizr Khan. The lawyer and Gold Star father of Captain Humayun Khan, a Muslim-American soldier killed in Iraq, spoke out against President Trump at the Democratic National Committee Convention in 2016. Interviewed at the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival, Khan discusses how his son’s death
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Image: NASA concludes summer of testing with fifth flight controller hot fireNASA engineers closed a summer of successful hot fire testing Aug. 30 for flight controllers on RS-25 engines that will help power the new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, being built to carry astronauts to deep-space destinations, including Mars. The space agency capped off summer testing with a 500-second hot fire of a fifth RS-25 engine flight controller unit on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis S
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Anker's Smallest Bluetooth Earbuds Are Down to $20 For the First Time Anker SoundBuds Slim , $20 Anker’s SoundBuds are our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth headphones , and the newest version just dropped to an all-time low $20. The SoundBuds Slim are, as you might have gleaned from the name, far smaller than the originals. Heck, they look like a small set of wired earbuds; you might never guess there were batteries and Bluetooth radios in there. Despite the
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Astronomy from 40,000 feet and 43.5 degrees southThe Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, completed its fourth set of observations from Christchurch, New Zealand. The team spent seven weeks operating from the U.S. Antarctic Program facility at Christchurch International Airport, enabling researchers onboard to observe celestial objects that are best studied from the Southern Hemisphere.
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Coastal wetlands dramatically reduce property losses during hurricanesWith the Atlantic hurricane season well under way and Tropical Storm Harvey causing devastation in Texas, a new scientific study reports that coastal wetlands significantly reduce annual flood losses and catastrophic damages from storms. Led by a team of scientists from the engineering, insurance, and conservation sectors, including researchers at UC Santa Cruz, the study found that coastal wetlan
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Apprenticeships give workers of color a leg up on clean-energy careers, says studyA new study from UC Berkeley's Green Economy Program shows that joint union-employer apprenticeship programs have helped people of color get training and career-track jobs building California's clean energy infrastructure.
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Spray drying—perfect dosing thanks to drug capsulesInstant coffee and powdered milk are produced by spray drying. Fraunhofer researchers have adapted this technique to the tricky question of incorporating insoluble substances in core-shell particles. The new method helps reduce the concentration of active ingredients in therapeutic medications.
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A singular storm in Houston; a recurring nightmare in MumbaiTwo massive, rain-soaked cities on opposite sides of the world are struggling with swirling, brackish waters that have brought death and devastation. For Houston, it's unprecedented. For Mumbai, it's painfully common.
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DF: Afskaffelse af produktivitetskrav sker måske først i 2018Der skal et alternativ til, før end produktivitetskravet til sygehusene kan afstaffes, præciserer DF. Tidligere på ugen var de klar til at fjerne det fra nytår. Regeringen vil først fjerne kravet i 2019.
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Nu skal lastbiler også være elektriskeBåde Tesla og den amerikanske motorproducent Cummins er i fuld gang med at udvikle elektriske lastbiler. Den forholdsvis korte rækkevidde gør dem mest oplagt til transport af tungt gods i byområder.
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Pope reveals he had weekly psychoanalysis sessions at age 42 Francis says he visited psychoanalyst for six months ‘to clarify a few things’ and that now nothing frightens him Pope Francis has revealed that he sought the help of a psychoanalyst during the 1970s. The pope shared the details with Dominique Wolton, a French sociologist, during interviews for a book that will be published next week. Continue reading...
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LCD Soundsystem's Oddly Inspiring Flip-Flop LCD Soundsystem became one of the most celebrated bands of the 2000s with a seemingly unsexy concept: dance music about getting older. Shuffle along to paranoid ranting about the youths who are hipper than you! Sweat while sobbing about the friends you’ll never see again! Energetically clean your house to the thought that your prime has passed! Bandleader James Murphy’s encyclopedic mastery of un
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How Fire Ants Form Giant Rafts to Survive FloodsThey can also form towers as high as 30 ants tall -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Why Is It Called Labor Day?America's holiday celebrating workers originated with the labor movement.
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JP Morgan Chase just got a patent on basic app communications Enlarge (credit: Cooper Neill/Bloomberg via Getty Images ) Do you have apps on your phone? More than one? Can you imagine if the different apps could actually talk to each other ? Of course you can—because they do, all the time. It's nothing special. But that didn't stop the nation's biggest bank, JP Morgan Chase, from getting a patent that describes exactly that process, titled "System and metho
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Pioneering gene therapy approved for leukaemia in the USCAR-T treatments fight cancer by genetically modifying a person’s own immune cells. A CAR-T therapy has now been approved by the FDA – but it costs $475,000
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Head Injury and Chronic Brain Damage: It's ComplicatedPro athletes can have other conditions that make diagnosis difficult -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Florence: Largest asteroid in century to safely fly by EarthFlorence will pass by at a relatively close distance but scientists say there is nothing to worry about.
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Why You Should Read That Whole Text Book *Right Now*Don't put it off. You should read that textbook now—or you're not getting your money's worth out of your education.
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Hurricane Harvey Evacuees Leave Their Health Records Behind, TooDespite the proliferation of electronic medical records, patients still have trouble accessing their history when it matters most.
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What James Damore Got Wrong About Gender Bias in Computer ScienceOpinion: Computer science academics refute the former Google engineer's views on women in tech
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Amazon Sale: Best Force Friday II Deals You Can Buy NowForce Friday is an annual, weekend-long celebration of all things "Star Wars."
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How forests balance the books in a changing climate Enlarge (credit: flickr user: Andrey Belenko ) Climate change poses a unique set of threats to the world’s forests. Forests are vital for ecosystems, water and nutrient cycles, and carbon management, so dying trees are a worrying prospect. And increased temperatures and droughts certainly have the potential to kill trees. But a paper in this week’s PNAS suggests that the increased CO 2 and humidi
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Could Samaritan Drone Aircraft Help Hurricane Harvey Rescuers?Drone pilots say they can save lives, but emergency responders want them grounded -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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China fast-food operator pilots face-recognition paymentsThe operator of KFC in China is rolling out a futuristic system of paying at a fast-food counter via facial recognition, as the country embraces the technology for everything from toilet paper to travel.
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Climate change, infrastructure and the economic impacts of Hurricane HarveyHouston, the fourth largest city in the nation with an economy the size of Sweden, and many other cities and towns in southeastern Texas have been devastated by the torrential rains and flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. Estimates put total rainfall in some areas as high as 52 inches, shattering the record for highest rainfall from a single storm in the continental United States. Casualties cont
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New way to test antibiotics could lead to better drugsMIT and Harvard University researchers have engineered E. coli cells that can be used to study how bacteria at an infection site respond to antibiotic treatment, allowing scientists to learn more about how existing antibiotics work and potentially help them to develop new drugs.
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Plesiosaur fossil found 33 years ago yields new convergent evolution findingsIn 1984, Sankar Chatterjee – curator of paleontology for the Museum of Texas Tech University – and his student, Bryan Small, made an astounding discovery.
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'Simple' chess puzzle holds key to $1m prizeResearchers at the University of St Andrews have thrown down the gauntlet to computer programmers to find a solution to a "simple" chess puzzle which could, in fact, take thousands of years to solve and net a $1m prize.
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Controversial footprint discovery suggests human-like creatures may have roamed Crete nearly 6m years agoThe human foot is distinctive. Our five toes lack claws, we normally present the sole of our foot flat to the ground, and our first and second toes are longer than the smaller ones. In comparison to our fellow primates, our big toes are in line with the long axis of the foot – they don't stick out to one side.
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Frost risk predicts leaf size worldwideWhy is a banana leaf a million times bigger than a common heather leaf? And why are leaves generally much larger in tropical jungles than in temperate forests and deserts?
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Suffolk Wildlife Trust launches Lackford Lakes appealSuffolk Wildlife Trust says species including the stone curlew will benefit from the purchase.
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The cities in the firing line for the next Hurricane HarveyOf five cities set to see the worst losses from flooding by 2050, three are in the US. Yet the country is unprepared for worsening weather brought by climate change
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Volcanic views, stalking storks and the ephemeral eclipse August’s sharpest science shots, selected by Nature ’s photo team. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22544
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Well-Aged: Oldest Traces of Italian Wine DiscoveredArchaeologists discovered residues of wine in a steamy cave in Sicily.
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Lægeforeningen: Sundhed er underprioriteret i finansloven Lægeforeningen udtrykker utilfredshed med, at sundhedsområdet kun har fået 500 mio. kr. i regeringens finanslovsforslag. Det vil gå ud over kvaliteten, hvis der ikke kommer flere midler, lyder det.
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North Korea Appears to Challenge the US to a Dance Off In Latest Propaganda Video GIF Guys, I’ve got some good news. North Korea looks like it may have abandoned its plans to develop nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles and is instead challenging the US to a dance off. At least that’s my reading of their latest propaganda video . North Korean state news agency DPRK Today has released a new video showing men dressed in fatigues dancing to upbeat military music. An
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Fødselslæger bekymret over øget antal hjemmefødslerAntallet af hjemmefødsler er steget, viser ny kortlægning. Det vækker bekymring hos fødselslæger.
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A new mobile application helps scientists map the sound environmentAnyone who owns an Android smartphone will soon be able to contribute to a research project simply by recording surrounding noise. The purpose is to establish a participatory map of the sound environment. The NoiseCapture application, which was developed by researchers from the CNRS and IFSTTAR, uses signal processing algorithms to calculate acoustic indicators during the user's trips. These geolo
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Kommunale robotter sparer sagsbehandlere for 700 timers arbejde i Odense Det er klart at robotter også kan overtage jobs, siger it-chef. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/kommunale-robotter-giver-automatisering-bedre-datakvalitet-tilfredse-medarbejdere-1079635 Version2
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A new method to generate ensemble initial perturbationsThe atmosphere is a chaotic system, and even negligible initial errors will give rise to gradual deviation of the forecast state from the true path, eventually resulting in chaos. This means that the weather has a predictability limit beyond which forecasts will lose all accuracy. Based on this, any single forecast is simply an estimate of the future state of the atmosphere within a stochastic fra
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How to better track the movement of robotsPop culture predicts a wide array of robots to aid humans, from the Jetsons' housekeeper, Rosie to the adorable (and helpful) R2-D2 and BB-8 in the Star Wars universe. They may not yet be capable of washing dishes or smuggling holograms, but the robots of our time are getting better at moving.
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Scientists propose method to improve microgrid stability and reliabilityThe power it takes to bring a Boeing 747 from a resting state on the airport tarmac to speeding across the sky is enormous. The jet can continue in its active state for as long as its fuel lasts. A Frisbee, by contrast, takes far less energy to go airborne, but with no energy supply, it falls almost immediately.
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Scientists clear the chatter of buck convertersBuck converters, also known as step down converters, are chatty Cathys. The systems produce less power than they receive, and the tracking signals in the output can get stuck—the result is a small but harmful frequency fluctuation.
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Scientists propose new area of study in energy generationThe growth of humanity is limited by our tools. Each era of human development, from caves to the Industrial Revolution to sending Curiosity to Mars, is marked by technological evolution. A collaborative team of scientists believe the next era of advancement will be defined by energy production and consumption and their related social costs. They have published their proposed methodology of establi
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This is how some blind people are able to echolocate like batsSome people who are blind use mouth clicks to “see” the world like bats. Now we’re beginning to understand how they do it, and other people may be able to learn
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Reimagining Neurosciences Finest Works of ArtBy recreating the work of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, art professor Dawn Hunter reveals how the master translated life to the page.
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The LSU Tigers' New Tiger Makes His Debut Louisiana State University's live tiger mascot is an institution. Recently, the school got a new tiger — just in time for football season. (Image credit: Courtesy of Eddy Perez, LSU)
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The Farthest review – Nasa documentary voyages to the outer limits A witty, fascinating film about the Voyager I and II probes, launched in 1977 and now carrying their golden records beyond the solar system and into deep space This exquisite, exemplary science documentary, directed by Irish editor turned helmer Emer Reynolds, recounts the rich and fascinating story of the Voyager mission, arguably Nasa’s finest, noblest contribution to scientific understanding.
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Dr Con Man: the rise and fall of a celebrity scientist who fooled almost everyone Surgeon Paolo Macchiarini was hailed for turning the dream of regenerative medicine into a reality – until he was exposed as a con artist and false prophet Scientific pioneer, superstar surgeon, miracle worker – that’s how Paolo Macchiarini was known for several years. Dressed in a white lab coat or in surgical scrubs, with his broad, handsome face and easy charm, he certainly looked the part. An
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Hjælp os: Hvor er hullerne i DAB-dækningen?Selv om det officielle dækningskort hævder, at DAB-dækningen er god i næsten hele landet, er det ikke, hvad Ingeniørens læsere oplever. Er der også hul i DAB-dækningen hjemme hos dig? Så hjælp os med at få overblik over problemerne.
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Not droids: "Star Wars" fighting drones hitting the airAre these the drones you're looking for? Three "Star Wars" devices are combining drones and online games.
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Mug shots: facial recognition nabs crooks at China beer festCriminals looking for a quiet pint suddenly found themselves collared when cops used facial recognition technology to catch thirsty crooks at a Chinese beer festival.
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Tysk tunnelboremaskine druknet i 10.500 m3 beton efter uheldAlvorlige sætningsskader under Europas vigtigste banegodsstrækning efterlod bygherren uden andre muligheder end at pumpe 10.500 m3 beton ned i den 134 mio. kr. dyre tunnelboremaskine. Uheldet har stoppet banetrafikken på Europas vigtigste banegodsstrækning
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We may finally understand why tropical plants have huge leavesTropical plants like bananas have much bigger leaves than temperate ones like heather. It might be how they avoid getting too hot or too cold
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Castle of the Sealand kings: Discovering ancient Iraq’s rebel rulers British and Iraqi archaeologists identify the first known settlement built under the enigmatic Sealand kings The Kings of the Sealand sound like they come straight out of a fantasy novel but it’s the name given to a royal dynasty who ruled a swathe of Bronze Age Iraq for almost three centuries (ca. 1730-1460 BCE). Archaeologists know almost nothing about the Sealand Kings or their kingdom; all we
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Sri Lanka bans plastic after garbage crisisSri Lanka banned plastic bags and other disposable products on Friday after the collapse of the island's biggest dump led to a rubbish disposal crisis.
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Deadly storm tells tale of two cities in MacauWhen Typhoon Hato swept into Macau it exposed a very different side to a city best-known for ostentatious casinos and wealthy high rollers.
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Australia has hottest winter on recordAustralia experienced its hottest winter on record this year amid a long-term warming trend largely attributed to climate change, the weather bureau said Friday.
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Ars Technica

Site sells Instagram users’ phone and e-mail details, $10 a search Enlarge (credit: Vectorink ) At first glance, the Instagram security bug that was exploited to obtain celebrities' phone numbers and e-mail addresses appeared to be limited, possibly to a small number of celebrity accounts. Now a database of 10,000 credentials published online Thursday night suggests the breach is much bigger. The database was provided by someone who e-mailed in response to Thurs
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Brief primary care intervention cut risky drug use among Latinos by 40 percentBrief interventions in a primary care clinic can reduce patients' risky substance use by 4.5 days per month -- a 40 percent decline among the Latino patients surveyed -- compared with people who did not receive the brief intervention. This corresponds to two fewer weekends of drug use per month, or one less day of use per weekend, or a shorter monthly binge period.
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Some Texans defy evacuation, ride out storm at homeEven when water began rushing in under their front doors, several residents in Orange, Texas defied calls to evacuate, including Lonnie and Missy Givens, who stayed home despite mega-storm Harvey turning their community upside down.
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At TEDGlobal: Somali start-ups and a new kind of mapFrom fostering innovation in one of the world's harshest environments to novel ways to repel mosquitoes and map the world, here are some highlights from the TEDGlobal conference in Arusha, Tanzania.
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High-def TVs rule the roost at Berlin's IFANo-one wants to watch Game of Thrones' bloody fantasy battles on a tiny tablet screen, which is just one reason why cheaper, bigger, higher-definition televisions are the stars of this year's IFA electronics fair in Berlin.
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Monster X-ray laser offers glimpse into nano-worldThe world's largest X-ray laser opens Friday in Germany, promising to shed new light onto very small things by letting scientists penetrate the inner workings of atoms, viruses and chemical reactions.
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After Harvey, misery piles on for Texas plant evacueesFirst their neighborhood was deluged by Harvey's torrential rains. Then, officers turned up at the door with more bad news: there is a risk of a chemical blast at a nearby plant and it's time to evacuate.
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Ask and you shall receive in world of voice shoppingOrdering pizza from the sofa without lifting a finger has joined the list of modern-day conveniences thanks to a hot trend in voice-commanded smart speakers.
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Samsung okay to test self-driving cars in CaliforniaSamsung Electronics has joined the self-driving car race in California with a permit from the state to test the technology on the home turf of Tesla, Google, and Apple.
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Top trends at IFA 2017With just a few months to go until the high-tech spending bonanza of the Christmas season, Berlin's IFA trade fair is the place to spot the trends that will mark high streets this year.
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Panama's native tree species excel in infertile tropical soilsTeak, the most valuable species for tropical reforestation, often performs poorly in the acid soils of steeply sloping land in the tropics. As human population skyrockets and land becomes a scarce resource, balancing tradeoffs between reforestation, conservation, water availability and carbon storage becomes paramount. In a recent publication from the Smart Reforestation Program, Smithsonian scien
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Coral reef experts deliver urgent recommendations for future researchA group of international scientists, including scientists from Australia, have issued advice that more research is urgently required to determine whether corals can acclimatise and adapt to the rapid pace of climate change.
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Regeringen udskyder sin store udlicitering af togdriftenI sit forslag til finanslov freder regeringen foreløbig DSB. Udbud på landets hovedstrækninger kommer tidligst om syv år.
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Region H-direktør bag Sundhedsplatformen: »Folk må tro vi er bindegale« Gitte Fangel, der er programdirektør for Sundhedsplatformen, vil genskabe tilliden til it-projektet - og mener også, at det allerede nu bidrager med kvalitetsfremskridt. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/direktoer-sundhedsplatformen-vi-oeger-kvalitet-lighed-sundhedsvaesnet-1079558 Version2
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UK needs to perform thousands more obesity operations, say surgeons NHS should offer more stomach-shrinking procedures to help people lose weight and prevent associated diseases, doctors argue Thousands more stomach-shrinking operations need to be carried out in the UK, say surgeons, who warn the country is lagging behind the rest of Europe despite the toll being taken on people’s health and warnings that the obesity crisis could bankrupt the NHS. Reducing stomac
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Far-Out ScienceHow psychedelic drugs and infectious microbes alter brain function
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Notable Science QuotesWildebeest, science advice for Trump, antibiotics, and more
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Bees Live the City Life in DetroitImportant pollinators under threat from habitat destruction, bumblebees may find refuge on vacant land throughout Michigan's largest metropolis.
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A Bacteria-Laden Shirt That Ventilates in Response to SweatExposure to the body's humidity causes a film of the microbes to change shape, opening flaps in the garment to allow for increased airflow.
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A Prosthetic Advantage?Scientists are analyzing how factors such as the length and stiffness of artificial limbs affect performance in athletes with amputations.
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How Microbes May Influence Our BehaviorResearchers are piecing together the links between the gut microbiome and mental health.
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Understanding and Coping With Rising Publication CostsAs article processing charges top $5,000 at some research journals, authors and institutions have means of negotiating better deals or finding less expensive options.
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Bubbles for Broken BonesUltrasound-stimulated microbubbles enable gene delivery to fix fractures.
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Researchers Identify Clue to Asymmetric Cell DivisionPhosphorylation of a surface protein on endosomes is key to the organelles' uneven distribution in daughter cells.
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Fish Smell ATP to Find FoodSensory neurons in the tip of the zebrafish nose respond to molecular signals released from food sources.
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How Immune Receptors Got Into Mouse NosesA study traces proteins' evolution from the immune to the olfactory system.
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Motor ManRon Vale has spent a career studying how molecular motors transport cargo within cells. He's also developed tools to help scientists communicate their findings.
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Kate Rubins Was the First to Sequence DNA in SpaceThe virologist turned NASA astronaut pioneered DNA sequencing in space and conducted experiments in microgravity.
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Ready, Set, GrowHow to culture stem cells without depending on mouse feeder cells
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Baby on BoardMany scientific conferences offer child care options that allow researchers to bring their families along for the trip.
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CRISPR May Prove Useful in De-Extinction EffortsResearchers are using the powerful gene-editing tool to recreate the woolly mammoth.
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Discovery of the Malaria Parasite, 1880Most didn't believe French doctor Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran when he said he'd spotted the causative agent of the disease-and that it was an animal.
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Malaria parasite spreads from howler monkeys to humans Researchers identify Plasmodium simium in Atlantic Forest area of Rio de Janeiro state, raising concerns for eradication of disease in Brazil and beyond A form of malaria parasite that has spread from howler monkeys to humans in Brazil has been identified by researchers, raising concerns for eradication of the disease in Brazil and beyond. Malaria was thought to have been eradicated from southern
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Leder: Jo, Ole Birk. Klimaet er i den grad dit ansvar Klima
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Sales of inefficient vacuum cleaners bannedThose using more than 900 watts and emitting more than 80 decibels are now banned in Europe's shops.
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Can corals survive climate change?A group of international scientists, including scientists from Australia, have issued advice that more research is urgently required to determine whether corals can acclimate and adapt to the rapid pace of climate change.
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Researchers find microbes key to reef survivalA global consortium of marine biologists collaborates to help coral reef ecosystems adapt to climate change.
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The 'reality' of accent changeA new study of how accents change over differing periods of time demonstrates the limited impact of intense social interactions in isolated environments, and surprisingly large differences among people in how susceptible their accents are to change. The study 'The medium-term dynamics of accents on reality television,' by Morgan Sonderegger (McGill University), Max Bane (University of Chicago) and
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Adipose tissue may affect cancer development in multiple waysAdipose tissue, or fat, may influence the development of cancer in diverse ways, depending on the type of fat and the location in the body.
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Nature imagery calms prisonersSweeping shots of majestic landscapes. Glaciers, forests and waterfalls. Research published today shows that these images, shown to people deprived of access to nature, can reduce tension, help defuse anger and make some of the harshest environments, like a solitary confinement cellblock in a maximum-security prison, a little easier to bear.
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The Role of DNA Base ModificationsResearchers are just beginning to scratch the surface of how several newly recognized epigenetic changes function in the genome.
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Do Microbes Trigger Alzheimers Disease?The once fringe idea is gaining traction among the scientific community.
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Decoding the Tripping BrainScientists are beginning to unravel the mechanisms behind the therapeutic effects of psychedelic drugs.
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Infographic: The Brain on PsychedelicsUnderstanding how hallucinogenic drugs affect different neural networks could shed light on their therapeutic potential.
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Infographic: Brain Infection and Alzheimers Disease PathologyEmerging evidence links bacterial or viral infection with the neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease.
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Infographic: The Various Forms of Methylated DNATo expand the basic nucleotide alphabet, many species modify their DNA with epigenetic marks.
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Infographic: Why Not All Cell Divisions Are EqualPhosphorylation of a protein called Sara found on the surface of endosomes appears to be a key regulator of asymmetric splitting in fruit flies.
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Infographic: Ultrasound-Stimulated Microbubbles Fix FracturesThe new technique helped pig tibias heal in just eight weeks.
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Radio Atlantic: What Game of Thrones Has Taught Us About Politics "Winter is coming," they warned us, and the seventh season of Game of Thrones might have proved them right. But no one mentioned that winter in Westeros would coincide with so many troubling events in real-world politics. In this episode, Megan Garber, staff writer for The Atlantic , joins Radio Atlantic cohosts Alex Wagner and Matt Thompson for a conversation about lessons from the show, and oth
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The 'reality' of accent changeA new study of how accents change over differing periods of time demonstrates the limited impact of intense social interactions in isolated environments, and surprisingly large differences among people in how susceptible their accents are to change. The study "The medium-term dynamics of accents on reality television ", by Morgan Sonderegger (McGill University), Max Bane (University of Chicago) an
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Nature imagery calms prisonersSweeping shots of majestic landscapes. Glaciers, forests and waterfalls. Research published today shows that these images, shown to people deprived of access to nature, can reduce tension, help defuse anger and make some of the harshest environments, like a solitary confinement cellblock in a maximum-security prison, a little easier to bear.
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Why HPV Vaccination Rates Remain Low in Rural StatesThe potentially life-saving cancer vaccine has been around for more than a decade, so why isn’t everyone getting it?
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Ekspertråd: Sådan adskiller du dit CV fra konkurrenternes Der findes mange råd til at styrke dit CV, men for at skille dig ud fra masserne betaler det sig at tage alternative ideer i brug. Medstifter i amerikanske tech-virksomhed har tre bud på, hvordan du kan få dit CV til at stå frem. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ekspertraad-saadan-adskiller-du-dit-cv-konkurrenternes-9654 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Sådan kan vi printe menneskelige reservedeleForskerne tror, at mere simple typer af 3D-bioprintet væv, som hud, hår og brusk, er klar til patienter inden for få år, mens mere komplicerede organer har lange udsigter. Her er nogle af de mest lovende og nogle af de sværeste.
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Snart kan printere udskrive hud og bruskForskere over hele verden har kastet sig over 3D-printere, der printer med levende celler i stedet for med plast og metal. På den korte bane er det snart muligt at reparere brusk, hud og knogler. Print af store og komplekse organer har dog lange udsigter.
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Tech companies declare war on hate speech—and conservatives are worried Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince at a 2014 TechCrunch Disrupt conference in London. (credit: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images for TechCrunch ) "One of the greatest strengths of the United States is a belief that speech, particularly political speech, is sacred," wrote Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince in a 2013 blog post . Both then and now, the CDN and Web security company has protected websites from denial
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Plumbing discovery reveals the rise and fall of the Roman Empire Enlarge / Public toilets in the Roman port city of Ostia once had running water under the seats. Ostia is where the researchers took a soil core sample to analyze lead pollution from pipe runoff. (credit: Wikimedia Commons ) The ancient Roman plumbing system was a legendary achievement in civil engineering, bringing fresh water to urbanites from hundreds of kilometers away. Wealthy Romans had hot
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Young tagged hen harrier goes missing in 'suspicious' circumstancesCalluna, a female harrier fitted with a satellite tag, has not been tracked for more than a fortnight.
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Government Labor Agency Files Complaint Against Tesla For Worker Rights Violations Photo via AP Images The National Labor Relations Board, an independent government agency that seeks to enforce U.S. labor laws, has filed a complaint against Tesla in support of claims of intimidation and harassment of workers by Tesla staff and forcing employees to sign an “overly-broad” confidentiality agreement. The complaint backs up multiple worker accounts of being stopped by Tesla security
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Stressed lemurs have worse chances of survivalHigh levels of hair cortisol -- a sign of long-term stress -- are associated with reduced survival in wild grey mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus), according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Ecology.
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Stressed lemurs have worse chances of survivalHigh levels of hair cortisol—a sign of long-term stress—are associated with reduced survival in wild grey mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus), according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Ecology.
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Yes, Google Uses Its Power to Quash Ideas It Doesn’t Like—I Know Because It Happened to Me [Updated] llustration: Jim Cooke/GMG, photo: Getty The story in the New York Times this week was unsettling: The New America Foundation, a major think tank, was getting rid of one of its teams of scholars , the Open Markets group. New America had warned its leader Barry Lynn that he was “imperiling the institution,” the Times reported, after he and his group had repeatedly criticized Google, a major funder
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Your Favorite Travel Mug Maker Also Makes the Best Water Bottle Contigo’s Autoseal West Loop is your pick for best travel mug, and the most popular drinking vessel we’ve ever listed. For your sake, I hope you embrace their water bottle with arms just as open, because three of the top five water bottles in our reader vote were plastic. The most important feature of a water bottle is the drinking spout (or lack thereof), followed by temperature retention. That’
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Short Answers to Hard Questions About Health Threats From Hurricane HarveyCan you get a bacterial infection from the floodwaters? Is the drinking water supply safe?
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Researchers find an enzyme that harvests light to make hydrocarbons Enlarge / FAD, the key ingredient to making this system work. The bit that absorbs blue light is on the right. (credit: Wikimedia Commons ) It's pretty easy to grow vast quantities of microbes. It's a lot harder to convert those microbes into something useful. For example, we've engineered algae that, when starved for nitrogen, will put most of their stored energy into fats. Fats are chemically s
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Staying in education linked to lower risk of heart diseaseStaying in education is associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease, finds a study published by The BMJ today.
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Harvey Response: NASA Lends Space-Based Eyes to RecoveryNASA is aiding the humanitarian response to Tropical Storm Harvey by surveying the storm's impact from above.
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The Atlantic Daily: Fire and Flood What We’re Following Harvey, Continued: A petrochemical company in Crosby, Texas, experienced explosions and fires due to a power failure caused by flooding—and with multiple energy facilities damaged in the Houston area, more chemical accidents are likely. In the longer term, scientists expect that a “turbocharged water cycle” fed by global warming will lead to more of the extreme rainfall that’
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US Obesity Rates Start to Level OffAfter years of soaring to new heights, obesity rates in the U.S. appear to be leveling off, according to a new report.
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Most and Least Obese States in 2016: Full RankingsA new report ranks the most and least obese U.S. states in 2016.
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Climate change may be linked to spike in US road deaths in 2015Climate change may be linked to the spike in US road deaths in 2015, which abruptly reversed the trend of the previous 35 years, concludes a study published online in the journal Injury Prevention.
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Women in India nearly 40 times more likely to die after assault as their US peersWomen in India are nearly 40 times more likely to die after being assaulted than are their female peers in the US, finds a comparative analysis of trauma data from both countries, published in the online journal BMJ Global Health.
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Ask a Neuroscientist: Neuroscience and Robotics “ I am currently a high school junior and would like to pursue neuroscience and/or robotics in college, perhaps with some sort of link to psychology or artificial intelligence. There is no course at my high school which would lead to such studies, so I’m designing an independent study for next year. What would you recommend in terms of curriculum? ” — Vix Dear Vix, Thank you for the question and
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Why Are Humans So Afraid Of Snakes? | Man-Eating Python Man-Eating Python | Watch it on the Discovery Go App! Snakes are often used throughout history to represent evil, but do they really pose a threat to humans? Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/man-eating-python/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Di
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Spiralling galaxy arms spread oxygen around for future planetsThe spiral arms of a galaxy called NGC 1365 contain 60 per cent more oxygen than the space between, the most extreme variation seen in a galaxy like this
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SanDisk’s 400GB MicroSD Card Can Store an Insane Amount of DataFor example, 54,794 copies of Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do.”
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Coral Reef Fish Are More Resilient Than We Thought, Study Finds Ocean acidification can cause reckless behavior in coral reef fish. But researchers say that coral reef environments have large chemical variations daily, which can offer recovery time for fish. (Image credit: Alejandro Usobiaga/Scientific Reports)
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North Korea's missile test over Japan was a threatening proof of concept Military Engineering the end North Korea tested a missile over Japan, and likely learned even from the failure.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Donations, He Wrote Today in 5 Lines Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Sara Armstrong is leaving her post for a job at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Rescuers have begun a block-by-block search for survivors throughout the Houston area, where 31 people have been confirmed dead since the weekend. The State Department ordered Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco and downsize its presence in Washing
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Before-and-After Satellite Images of Harvey's Devastation A series of satellite images provides an expected yet still breathtaking look at the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Taken by DigitalGlobe, the primary private provider of spy-satellite imagery to the U.S. government, they add to the stockpile of data that illustrate the storm’s record-setting rainfall. The most striking combination of images, at the top of this story, shows a piece
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Hurricane Irma Just Hit Category 3 As Harvey moves on from southeastern Texas and floodwaters start to recede, meteorologists are tracking another storm brewing in the eastern Atlantic Ocean that they say could potentially approach the United States in the coming weeks. Irma became a Category 3 hurricane late Thursday afternoon, making it the season’s second major hurricane. The hurricane now packs maximum sustained winds of 115 m
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Study identifies new genetic risk factor for developing autism spectrum disorderAn international team led by researchers at OHSU in Portland, Oregon has applied a new systematic analysis to a cohort of 2,300 families who have a single child affected with autism. The study focused on identifying and characterizing low-lying genetic mutations that may have been missed in previous research, given these mutations are only present in a fraction of the bulk DNA of an individual.
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New findings may help protect the kidney health of individuals with obesityA particular receptor in kidney cells plays an important role in obesity-induced fat accumulation, dysfunction, injury, inflammation, and scarring in the kidney.The receptor acts through a certain signaling pathway. Targeting this receptor or the signaling pathway may help protect the kidneys of individuals who develop obesity.
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The U.S. Backs Off Nuclear Power. Georgia Wants to Keep Building Reactors.Georgia Power has asked regulators to approve its proposal to complete two huge new reactors — the only nuclear units still under construction nationwide.
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Psychosurgery: from ice picks to electrodesIf you were to hazard a guess at the date of the first neurosurgery, what would you say? An image from [1] showing evidence of brain surgery in a Stone Age skull I’m going to bet that “the Stone Age” didn’t occur to you as a legitimate answer, but a skeleton dated to roughly 5000 B.C. […]
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This Robotic Vacuum’s Maps of Your House Are the Coolest Thing Since the Roomba
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Here's Why Yawns Are So ContagiousNext time you're sitting near someone who yawns, try this: Don't yawn. Odds are, you'll probably find that it's pretty difficult to hold back.
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Scientists Doubt Results of CRISPRd EmbryosSix scientists question the authors' conclusions about the DNA repair process that led to the human embryos' correction of a defective gene.
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Inflammation may precede sleep apnea, could be treatment targetInflammation is traditionally thought of as a symptom of sleep apnea, but it might actually precede the disorder, potentially opening the door for new ways to treat and predict sleep apnea, according to researchers.
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Asthma medicine halves risk of Parkinson'sUsing data gathered from 100 million Norwegian prescriptions, researchers at the University of Bergen have found that asthma medicine can halve a patient's risk of developing Parkinson´s disease.
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Photos: Colorful Blooms Sprout Across the World's Driest DesertChile's Atacama Desert, one of the world's driest places, is now flush with flowers after an unexpected rain.
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66 Million Years Ago, Bird-Like Dinosaurs Laid Blue-Green EggsScientists have detected the first evidence of pigment in Cretaceous oviraptorid eggs.
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How Immigration Hardliners Are Forcing Trump's Hand on DACA Five years ago, President Obama ordered that young illegal immigrants be protected from deportation, a program known as DACA. As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to rescind that protection. He could have done it on his first day in office—but he didn’t, and still hasn’t, for reasons no one quite understands. Now, President Trump appears poised to revoke DACA. The action has not been officially
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America's Tit-for-Tat With Russia Is Adding Up Updated at 5:36 p.m. ET It’s become almost a cliché to invoke the Cold War in the context of current U.S.-Russia relations, but the ongoing tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats and closures of diplomatic facilities resemble that era not just in the tensions, but in the tactics. Thursday’s U.S. order to Russia to shut its consulate in San Francisco was the latest in a series of retaliatory measures
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Doubts raised about CRISPR gene-editing study in human embryos Alternative explanations challenge whether technique actually fixed a genetic mutation as claimed. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22547
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Totally Active: Eclipse Photos Reveal Sunspots, Solar FlaresShots of the solar eclipse reveal an active sun.
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Six Stellar Photos of August’s Solar Eclipse Six Stellar Photos of August’s Solar Eclipse We offer another round of applause for the summer’s biggest astronomical event. 3_WY-jacklynsey_crop.jpg Image credits: jacklynsey via flickr Space Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 16:00 Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator (Inside Science) -- This month, we feature six stunning shots from the most anticipated astronomical event of the summer. Please enjoy thi
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Offshore Herpes Vaccine Trial Under InvestigationThe government of St. Kitts and Nevis says they had not approved the project -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Mayo Clinic researchers identify genes fueling neuroblastoma spreadFor the first time, Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues present data on how nervous system tumors, called neuroblastomas, spread. Their paper, published in Cancer Cell, clarifies the relationship between two genes that fuel the aggressive spread of neuroblastomas.
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Panama's native tree species excel in infertile tropical soilsSmithsonian scientists and collaborators including the Panama Canal Authority confirm that native tree species performed very well in field trials and would be preferable to teak in the poor soils of the Panama Canal watershed.
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Reading this headline might make you yawn. Here’s why. Science The answer might actually help us treat some neurological diseases. Understanding how we yawn may be the clue towards treating a number of neurological diseases.
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Chemical Plant Fire Raises Environmental Concerns In Wake Of Harvey A fire at a chemical plant near Houston has raised concerns about the environmental consequences of the storm.
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Hubble Observations Suggest Water May Be Abundant on Outer TRAPPIST-1 Planets Image: ESO/N. Bartmann/spaceengine.org From the moment that seven Earth-sized planets were discovered in orbit around TRAPPIST-1—an ultracool dwarf star located 39 light years away—astronomers have been busy trying to learn everything they can about this intriguing star system, particularly its potential to foster life. Recently, an international team of scientists used the Hubble Space Telescope
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Trilobites: The Secret Ingredient That Stops Honeybees From Becoming QueensResearchers have identified the molecule from plants that finds its way into the “bee bread” fed to honeybee larvae and determines their destiny.
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Minister: KMDs it-koks med udbetalinger »helt uacceptabelt« Beskæftigelsesminister Troels Lund Poulsen holder løbende møder med adm. dir. Eva Berneke, KMD, om de mange oplysnings- og udbetalingsfejl i forbindelse med offentlige ydelser. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/minister-kmds-mange-fejl-med-stoetteudbetaling-helt-uacceptabel-1079625 Version2
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Immigrant protections have halved kids’ mental health problemsA programme that protects some US immigrants from deportation has reduced anxiety disorders in their children. But Donald Trump may scrap the scheme next week
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Blind children should be allowed to learn to echolocate like meThe world’s most famous human echolocator Daniel Kish wants to teach more people who are blind how to navigate with mouthclicks like he does
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Some TRAPPIST-1 planets may have the right conditions for waterWater on the planets nearest the TRAPPIST-1 star would be destroyed by UV radiation but it could survive on the cooler worlds in the habitable zone
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YouTubers Are Broadcasting Their Perspective Of Hurricane Harvey YouTuber Rich Lux shows a neighborhood in Texas devastated by flood waters. Last week, Hurricane Harvey touched down in Texas, causing unprecedented amounts of catastrophic damage to the area and killing at least 38 people according to the New York Times. Entire sections of Houston, the United States’ fourth largest city, are underwater. The storm has been chronicled on the news and social media.
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A Bionic Lens Undergoing Clinical Trials Could Give You Superhuman Abilities In Two Years We're talking Ghost in the Shell type of stuff. Read More
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Anyone Can Find Room In Their Suitcase For This Tiny, $17 Travel Router HooToo Mini Travel Router , $17 with code KINJATM2 We’ve posted travel router deals before, but this is one of the smallest and least expensive we’ve seen to date. If you aren’t familiar, this little box can take an ethernet connection and turn it into a private wireless network that multiple people can enjoy. You can also use it in bridge mode to re-broadcast an unsecured Wi-Fi signal with a pas
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Molecules drill into cells to deliver drugs or kill Motorized molecules can drill holes in cell membranes to either deliver drugs or kill the cell, researchers report. In lab tests, the researchers demonstrated how rotors in single-molecule nanomachines can be activated by ultraviolet light to spin at 2 to 3 million rotations per second and open membranes in cells. “These nanomachines are so small that we could park 50,000 of them across the diame
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The Parasite That Wires Plants Together It goes by witch’s hair, strangleweed, devil’s gut, wizard’s net, and hellbine. And anyone who sees dodder vines in action will quickly understand why they’ve earned such dastardly, eldritch names. These parasitic plants emerge from the ground as a slender tendril, which sniffs around for chemicals released by potential hosts. When the tendril finds a target, it wraps itself around a stem, grows
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What To Do When Facing A Floating Ball Of Fire Ants "Avoid, avoid, avoid," one fire ant expert says. The ants, common in areas flooded by Harvey, can't be submerged underwater. But if you have a bottle of soapy water, you might be able to drown them. (Image credit: Juan DeLeon/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images)
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How your pictures can help reclaim lost history | Chance CoughenourDigital archaeologist Chance Coughenour is using pictures -- your pictures -- to reclaim antiquities that have been lost to conflict and disaster. After crowdsourcing photographs of destroyed monuments, museums and artifacts, Coughenour uses advanced technology called photogrammetry to create 3D reconstructions, preserving the memory of our global, shared, human heritage. Find out more about how y
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High tunnels boost yield, along with plant-damaging insectsGrowers of tomatoes, cucumbers and other vegetables can extend their growing season and increase yield by placing high tunnels over their cold-sensitive crops, but those tunnels don't provide the pest protection that has long been assumed.
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Here Are the Coolest Laptops Getting New Intel 8th-Gen Chips (For Now...) A couple of weeks ago, Intel announced its first batch of 8th-generation CPUs. They’re improved versions of the current Kaby Lake chips, but with double the cores. This results is that Intel says these chips offer up to 44 percent better performance with a negligible impact on battery life. While these chips might not have the fancy new Intel 14nm++ architecture we were expecting, the new 8th-gen
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New boarding procedures, smaller cabin size may limit infection on planesDuring major epidemics, cramped airplane cabins are fertile ground for the spread of infection, but new research suggests changing routine boarding protocols could be a key to reducing rampant transmission of disease.
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Coming soon to Montreal: The infrastructure cost of climate changeThe climate of the city is changing and will continue to do so at a rapidly increasing rate and with much more spatial variability in the future.That's according to new research from Concordia's Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering.
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Coming soon to Montreal: The infrastructure cost of climate changeIt's sunny in downtown Montreal and pouring rain at the airport. Such events will be more likely in the future.
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Camera Lens Coasters Keep Coffee Rings Out of Your Photography Studio If you’re a photography enthusiast who still hauls around a heavy DSLR and a bag full of glass, you’ve probably got one of those clever camera lens mugs sitting on your desk. But a photography studio is the last place you want to spill coffee, so these matching camera lens coasters will help keep stains off your sets. Available in three different color palettes, these coaster sets stack to become
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Apple's Real Reason for Finally Joining the Net Neutrality FightWhy a strong and open internet became "a top thing" for Tim Cook and co.
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Houston's Resilience Has Always Been Echoed In Its MusicHouston’s music, like the city itself, is a sprawl of possibility and community—and a deluge didn't change that.
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Celebs’ phone numbers and e-mail addresses exposed in active Instagram hack Enlarge / Instagram app on smartphone (credit: Santeri Viinamäki ) One or more hackers have been stealing celebrities' e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and other personal information by exploiting a bug on Instagram's servers, the company said Thursday. Researchers from antivirus provider Kaspersky Lab said they recently spotted hackers in an underground forum advertising unnamed celebrities' per
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The Thunderstorm Whisperers Benjamin Franklin was attracted to electricity. Given its similar color, crackle, and configuration, he suspected that lightning itself was electricity. Noting that a pointed metal needle could draw electricity from a charged metal sphere, Franklin became convinced that a metal rod could coax lightning from the sky. Why? So it would strike the rod instead of buildings or passersby. More From Our
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Using Math to Make More ‘Uplifting’ Surfboard Fins Using Math to Make More ‘Uplifting’ Surfboard Fins Scientists utilize fluid dynamics to optimize fins for shredding the gnar. Surfing_topNteaser.jpg Image credits: Ed Dunes via Flickr Rights information: CC BY 2.0 Sports Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 14:15 Olivia Trani, Contributor (Inside Science) -- More people are hitting the beach with surfboards in tow these days. The Surf Industry Manufacture
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Baby monkeys swing into view at Los Angeles ZooTwo baby monkeys swung into view for the first time at the Los Angeles Zoo.
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Professors get $300,000 grant for digital fake-news detectorTwo Penn State professors have received $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop technology that will enable digital devices to weed out fake news.
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More research needed on effects of maternal stress in wild animalsIf a human mother is stressed while pregnant, research shows her child is much more likely to have emotional, cognitive or even physiological problems, such as attention deficit, hyperactivity, anxiety, language delay, obesity, diabetes and hypertension. Conversely, the results of maternal stress on the offspring of other animals—particularly wildlife under threat from predators—is believed to be
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Greenpeace steps up protest against Polish forest loggingSome 50 environmental activists blocked logging equipment and vehicles Thursday in Poland's ancient Bialowieza forest, as authorities continued to fell trees despite an EU injunction to stop, Greenpeace said.
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Drug from tick spit may treat HIV-related heart disease New research suggests an answer to the mystery of why people living with HIV have twice the likelihood of developing heart disease. The findings also show that an experimental drug may hold promise as a potential treatment. The increased heart disease risk is driven by a subset of immune cells in people with HIV which continue to express a protein that triggers blood clotting and inflammation eve
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You shouldn't be too worried about the huge asteroid that's about to fly right past us Space Potentially hazardous objects are rarely all that hazardous. There are 1,400 objects near and large enough to cause real damage if they hit us. Why do they never seem to pose a real risk?
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Sony's Speaker Looks Like HomePod, Works Like Google HomeThe terribly-named LF-S50G combines a banging speaker with the power of Google Assistant.
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Category Two Hurricane Irma forms in eastern AtlanticHurricane Irma has formed in the eastern Atlantic as a Category Two storm, just days after the first major hurricane of the season, Harvey, unleashed massive rain and floods over Texas, US officials said Thursday.
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More research needed on effects of maternal stress in wild animalsIf a human mother is stressed while pregnant, research shows her child is much more likely to have emotional, cognitive or even physiological problems, such as attention deficit, hyperactivity, anxiety, language delay, obesity, diabetes and hypertension. Conversely, the results of maternal stress on the offspring of other animals -- particularly wildlife under threat from predators -- is believed
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Explosions rock flood-crippled chemical plant near HoustonExplosions and fires rocked a flood-crippled chemical plant near Houston early Thursday, sending up a plume of acrid, eye-irritating smoke and adding a new hazard to Hurricane Harvey's aftermath.
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Pinpointing the sources of trans-Pacific dustAirborne dust from Asia travels across the Pacific passport-free, carrying pollution, building soil, and coloring sunsets thousands of miles from its source. Identifying that source is important for understanding atmospheric circulation, contaminant pathways, and climate. But collecting enough airborne dust to pinpoint its source is challenging. Now, a team of researchers has developed a way to ma
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Fall Movie Guide: 35 Superhero, Scifi, and Fantasy Movies to Look Out For The movies coming out this fall are almost unbelievable. It’s not just the usual mix of awards movies looking towards the Oscars, or the glut of horror movies for Halloween, or even those the normal holiday blockbusters. This season, we’re getting a bunch of movies fans never thought they’d see. We’re getting a Blade Runner sequel. There’s a Justice League movie. Stephen King’s It is finally comi
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Method speeds up time to analyze complex microscopic imagesCryo-electron tomography permits researchers to study in detail the microscopic structures inside of cells. Researchers who typically required a week of effort to dissect the 3-D structure of a single cell will now be able to do it in about an hour thanks to a new automated method developed by a team of scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and the National University of Singapore. The new meth
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Fossil footprints challenge established theories of human evolutionNewly discovered human-like footprints from Crete may put the established narrative of early human evolution to the test. The footprints are approximately 5.7 million years old and were made at a time when previous research puts our ancestors in Africa - with ape-like feet.
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How the Universe Was Filled with Light A new study offers a theory of how the Universe was filled with visible light, a billion years after the Big Bang. Read More
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As Flooding Subsides, Houston's Trucking Lifeline Rumbles Back to LifeThe logistical challenge of returning to normalcy is just beginning.
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Study reveals ways collegiate sports venues can achieve 'zero waste'Officials at collegiate sporting venues have been leading efforts toward zero-waste events with many professional and collegiate leagues adopting energy and water conservation efforts as well as increased recycling and composting. Researchers at the University of Missouri recently published a study analyzing waste and recyclables during Mizzou's 2014 home football season. By implementing several r
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Protein transport channel offers new target for thwarting pathogenA bacterium that attacks people suffering from chronic lung disease and compromised immune systems could be halted by disrupting the distribution channels the organism uses to access the nutrient-rich cytoplasm of its host cell.
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Google is losing allies across the political spectrum Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. (credit: JD Lasica ) Eight years ago, Google was on top of the world. People across the political spectrum saw the search giant as a symbol of high-tech innovation. During the just-completed 2008 presidential campaign cycle, candidates as diverse as Ron Paul, John McCain, and Barack Obama had all made pilgrimages to Google's Mountain View headquarters to bu
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Risk of preeclampsia can sometimes be linked to fetal genesA mother's risk of getting preeclampsia, a potentially life-threatening illness associated with pregnancy, can be linked in some cases to genes from her fetus.
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Measuring the cost of quality measurementLess than 2 decades after publication of the National Academy of Medicine's (formerly the Institute of Medicine) Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, quality measurement has become routine and widespread throughout the US health care system.
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The Link Between Animal Abuse and Murder In August 2007, Michael Vick pleaded guilty to the case that jettisoned him from celebrity into notoriety. The Atlantic Falcons quarterback’s dogfighting ring had been exposed in such graphic and shocking detail that his coterie of star defense attorneys panicked, then folded. The person who dug up this hard evidence against Vick—by literally exhuming the bodies of dead fighting dogs and proving
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Getting Started: Eyewire Keyboard and Mouse Commands Welcome new Eyewirers! Congratulations, you’ve passed the tutorial and are ready to play new cells! Get started with some handy keyboard commands to help you trace with elegance and accuracy. *These videos don’t contain audio so please turn on Closed Captioning to read instructions.* Overview Commands This tutorial video shows you how to use some common overview commands. In-Cube Commands Learn h
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New research reveals why is yawning so contagiousNew research sheds light on why yawns are so contagious.
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Lenovo’s second Alexa-powered speaker connects to its Tab 4 devices Enlarge At this past CES, Lenovo announced its $130 Smart Assistant speaker with Amazon's Alexa inside. While that device is still listed as "coming soon" on Lenovo's website, the company isn't putting any of its smart home ambitions on hold. Lenovo's new Home Assistant Pack appears to be a pared-down version of the Smart Assistant—one that's built to connect to any Tab 4 tablet. The Home Assista
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Travis Kalanick: 🙏🏻 Image: Getty A fraud lawsuit brought against former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick by investor Benchmark Capital was sent to arbitration on Wednesday , and Kalanick is feeling blessed. When Prism CEO and Uber investor Steve Russell shared a status on Facebook praising the judge’s order—“Benchmark just got #Benchmarked !! The good guys prevail as judge tosses rogue VC’s ‘creative’ arguments out of court
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Dealmaster: Get a 1920×1200 UltraSharp monitor for $180 with Labor Day steals Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains , we have a new batch of deals to share ahead of Labor Day weekend. Dell's Labor Day sale is happening now, with steals on monitors, laptops, and more. Now you can get a 1920x1200 UltraSharp IPS monitor for just $179, an Inspiron 14 7000 notebook with Core i5 CPU and 128GB SSD for $629, and a bunch of other items for low prices. Check ou
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LSUHealthNO discovery may be key to obesity, Diabetes RxResearch led by Suresh Alahari, PhD, Fred Brazda Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has demonstrated the potential of a protein to treat or prevent metabolic diseases including obesity and diabetes.
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Insect eyes inspire new solar cell design from StanfordPacking tiny solar cells together, like micro-lenses in the compound eye of an insect, could help scientists overcome a major roadblock to the development of perovskite photovoltaics. The new compound solar cell is described in a study by Stanford researchers.
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Method speeds up time to analyze complex microscopic imagesResearchers who typically required a week of effort to dissect cryo-electron tomography images of the 3-D structure of a single cell will now be able to do it in about an hour thanks to a new automated method developed by a team of scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and the National University of Singapore.
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Study reveals ways collegiate sports venues can achieve 'zero waste'Researchers at the University of Missouri recently published a study analyzing waste and recyclables during Mizzou's 2014 home football season. By implementing several recommendations the team developed, such as offering better recycling receptacles and better sorting options for waste, sporting venues could be well on their way to achieving environmental benefits that exceed the standards for 'ze
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Cross-kingdom regulation of honeybee caste development by dietary plant miRNAsHoneybee larvae develop into workers but not queens, in part, because their diet of beebread/pollen is enriched in plant miRNAs. While miRNAs are generally negative regulators of gene expression in eukaryotes, they also negatively regulate larval development when honeybee larvae consume beebread/pollen and take up plant miRNAs. Xi Chen and Chen-Yu Zhang's group in Nanjing University, report this f
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Reconstructing life at its beginning, cell by cellIn a technological tour de force, Berlin scientists have created a virtual model of an early fly embryo. Its interactive interface allows researchers to explore the blueprint that underlies development at unprecedented spatial resolution and predict which cells express which genes.
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Drugs targeting the beta2-adrenoreceptor linked to Parkinson's diseaseResearchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital want to prevent alpha-synuclein from accumulating in the brain. To do so, the team searched for drugs that turn down alpha-synuclein production. They then tested the drugs in mice and stem cells and studied in data from the health records of millions of people living in Norway. The results of their efforts, which point to a new drug development path fo
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How DACA affects the health of America's childrenWhen unauthorized immigrants are offered protection from deportation, mental illnesses in their children drop by more than 50 percent.
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Does indoor spraying help prevent dengue?The prevention of dengue, the most prevalent mosquito-borne virus in the world, relies heavily on controlling mosquito populations, as the currently available dengue vaccine is only partially effective. Indoor spraying -- which involves spraying of insecticides inside houses -- has the potential to be a key part of those prevention efforts, researchers report in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
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What links light, fat and microbes in the gut?A protein called NFIL3 is at the center of a key metabolic transaction in the gut, in which gut bacteria harvest energy from food and transfer it into fat storage.
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Compound regulates genetic risk factor in Parkinson's diseaseSuchi Mittal and colleagues have identified beta-2 adrenergic receptor (β2AR) agonists as compounds that can reduce levels of the alpha-synuclein gene, which has been implicated in increased risk for Parkinson's disease.
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Day and night temperature differences influence global patterns in leaf sizeA comprehensive analysis of global patterns in leaf size offers an answer to one of the longest-standing questions in plant ecology -- why plant leaf size increases at lower latitudes -- scientists now report.
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Protecting unauthorized immigrant deportation improves their children's mental healthProtecting unauthorized immigrant mothers from deportation considerably improved the mental health of their US citizen children -- decreasing rates of adjustment and anxiety disorder diagnoses by over 50 percent, according to a new study.
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Biologists find new source for brain's developmentA team of biologists has found an unexpected source for the brain's development, a finding that offers new insights into the building of the nervous system.
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Honeybees become workers or queens depending on the plant microRNAs in their dietBee larvae develop into workers, in part, because their diet of pollen and honey, called beebread, is rich in plant regulatory molecules called microRNAs, which delay development and keep their ovaries inactive. Xi Chen of Nanjing University in China and colleagues, report these Aug. 31, 2017, in PLOS Genetics.
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Mouth clicks used in human echolocation captured in unprecedented detailLike some bats and marine mammals, people can develop expert echolocation skills, in which they produce a clicking sound with their mouths and listen to the reflected sound waves to 'see' their surroundings. A new study published in PLOS Computational Biology provides the first in-depth analysis of the mouth clicks used in human echolocation.
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Latest Photos of Harvey's Disastrous Flooding Less than a week ago, Hurricane Harvey made landfall, and in the days following, it dumped trillions of gallons of rain on parts of Texas and Louisiana, spawning unprecedented flooding. More than 13,000 rescues have been made so far, with more taking place as the storm and floodwaters shift to the east. With rainfall accumulation measured at 51.88 inches, Harvey set the record as the wettest trop
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Clues to why leaves come in many sizesScientists are closer to solving one of the big puzzles of the plant world - why leaf size matters.
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Your teenager’s biology demands later school starts and lie-insSchools in the US and beyond are right to consider a later start time for teenage students given growing evidence about adolescent body clocks, says Russell Foster
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India floods: Apartment building collapses in MumbaiA five-storey building has collapsed in the Indian city of Mumbai, following torrential monsoon rains that have also caused widespread floods
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Want a Robot to Walk Like You? Don't Expect It to Look HumanGetting a bipedal robot to not fall on its face, much less walk, is a feat that no one has mastered. But roboticists are getting there.
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Strange signals were just spotted coming from a distant galaxy Space But it's not aliens. We're listening to space, and hearing some pretty amazing things. But not aliens.
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This three-wheel EV is still the most fun thing we’ve driven all year Jonathan Gitlin Without a doubt, the most fun thing I've driven all year is also the cheapest. It's the Arcimoto SRK: a three-wheeled electric vehicle that remains the one thing I liked about CES 2016. Since then the Oregonian startup has been beavering away, refining the design of the $12,000 EV as it readies for production next year. The SRK made its way to DC recently, and that meant another c
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What It Takes to Be an Expert Human EcholocatorAcousticians have measured the mouth-clicks of expert echolocators, turning them into computer-generated signals.
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Tiny quantum storage device fits on a chipPhoton information processing on nanoscale could enable future communication networks.
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Global warming doubles growth rates of Antarctic seabed's marine fauna – study Experiment in the Bellingshuan Sea reveals temperature rise has more alarming implications for biodiversity in polar waters than previously thought Marine life on the Antarctic seabed is likely to be far more affected by global warming than previously thought, say scientists who have conducted the most sophisticated study to date of heating impacts in the species-rich environment. Growth rates of
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The Bizarre Spending Habits of World Leaders It’s tough to lead a country, but there are some compensations. From the taxpayer-funded mansions to the top-notch security details, world leaders get benefits for all the long hours and the pressure—some of which go beyond lavish digs and sizable paychecks. But not all presidential perks are created equal, and some seemingly excessive ones can cost more in political blowback than they’re worth.
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A Chemical Plant Catches Fire After Harvey Flooding Updated at 5:50 pm ET By the chemical company’s own account, after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, the fires were just a matter of time. As the storm passed over the Gulf, an unprecedented six feet of water flooded Arkema’s plant in Crobsy, Texas. The plant’s power failed. Then two sets of backup generators failed. By Tuesday, it was warning residents in a 1.5-mile radius to evacuate. The plant hol
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VR Theme Park Hopes to Push Public PickupVR World is a virtual reality theme park that presents curated video games and 360-degree artistic cultural experiences in order to help the public overcome some of the barriers that have prevented... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How DACA affects the health of America's childrenIn recent years unauthorized immigrants known as "dreamers" have captured nationwide attention and become a force in American politics. Brought to the United States as children, these young adults came forward to ask for the right to give back to the country they call home. With protection from deportation, they say, comes the ability to pursue higher education and forge careers, to move from fear
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Mouth clicks used in human echolocation captured in unprecedented detailLike some bats and marine mammals, people can develop expert echolocation skills, in which they produce a clicking sound with their mouths and listen to the reflected sound waves to "see" their surroundings. A new study published in PLOS Computational Biology provides the first in-depth analysis of the mouth clicks used in human echolocation.
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Honeybees become workers or queens depending on the plant microRNAs in their dietBee larvae develop into workers, in part, because their diet of pollen and honey, called beebread, is rich in plant regulatory molecules called microRNAs, which delay development and keep their ovaries inactive. Xi Chen of Nanjing University in China and colleagues, report these August 31, 2017 in PLOS Genetics.
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Biologists find new source for brain's developmentA team of biologists has found an unexpected source for the brain's development, a finding that offers new insights into the building of the nervous system.
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Reconstructing life at its beginning, cell by cellAfter 13 rapid divisions a fertilized fly egg consists of about 6,000 cells. They all look alike under the microscope. However, each cell of a Drosophila melanogaster embryo already knows by then whether it is destined to become a neuron or a muscle cell—or part of the gut, the head, or the tail. Now, Nikolaus Rajewsky's and Robert Zinzen's teams at the Berlin Institute of Medical Systems Biology
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Pinpointing the sources of trans-Pacific dustAirborne dust from Asia travels across the Pacific passport-free, carrying pollution, building soil, and coloring sunsets thousands of miles from its source. Identifying that source is important for understanding atmospheric circulation, contaminant pathways, and climate. But collecting enough airborne dust to pinpoint its source is challenging. Now, a team of researchers has developed a way to ma
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Antidepressants are building up in fish brains Human antidepressants are accumulating in the brains of bass, walleye, and several other fish common to the Great Lakes region, scientists report. In a new study, researchers detected high concentrations of these drugs and their metabolized remnants in the brain tissue of 10 fish species found in the Niagara River. “It is a threat to biodiversity, and we should be very concerned.” This vital cond
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Lizard-bot spins its coiled tail to move easily through sandMoving through sand or snow can be tricky for robots. A new one inspired by both bacteria and seeds can wiggle straight through without trouble
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